Feminine, Masculine| 8mins
Director: Sadaf Foroughi | Producer: Sadaf Foroughi
Focus Years: 2007 | Country: South Africa
In the male dominated society of Iran, Farahnaz Shiri, the first female bus driver in Tehran, has made her own little society in her bus. In Iran there are different sections for men and women on public buses. Women should enter buses from the back door, which is separated from menâ€™s entrance, and should sit or stay in a limited zone at the end of the buses which is separated from menâ€™s zone. But in Mrs. Shiriâ€™s bus everything is vice-versa. She is the governor and the only law maker of her own little society. In her bus, men must enter from the backdoor entrance and must sit or stay in the limited zone at the end of the bus. Mrs. Shiri is struggling to prove herself in this society and resisting a series of injustices that she faces as a woman in the Iranian society.